Alcubierre Drive antimatter requirements


by Dummienoob
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Nov9-13, 02:55 AM
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Some sources say, that alcubierre warp drive would have no need for exotic matter but to create a warp bubble around a shuttle-sized spaceship would require only 100-500 kg of antimatter. Still some believe it would not function without exotic matter and some positive energy. The question is: Is it possible to use antimatter for warp fuel and for how long? It is quite pointless if you could only warp the space for a second.
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Since we don't have 100-500 kg of antimatter in stock, the exercise seems to be academic at this point.
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Nov9-13, 03:45 AM
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Yep, we only have a few micrograms on earth. I suppose, that no one here will solve this question, since warp drive is only hypothetical. I am still thinking for how long you can maintain the bubble?

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Alcubierre Drive antimatter requirements


Quote Quote by Dummienoob View Post
Some sources say
Please cite them. Remember, we only discuss sources that are part of the mainstream literature.

Since antimatter gravitates the same was as matter, I doubt very much that these sources are correct.
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http://banoosh.com/blog/2012/09/23/n...are-plausible/
This is one of the sites. I couldn't find the other ones but I can guarantee you that there are more
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Quote Quote by Dummienoob View Post
http://banoosh.com/blog/2012/09/23/n...are-plausible/
This is one of the sites. I couldn't find the other ones but I can guarantee you that there are more
This is not an acceptable source.

Did you read the source for your source?


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